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10 Most Beautiful Parliament Buildings

1. The Hungarian Parliament, Budapest – The Hungarian Parliament is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary. It resides on the bank of the Danube river, and is one of Budapest’s most famous landmarks. Construction began in 1885 and ended in 1904, and today the building is still the largest in Hungary and tallest in Budapest. It is...

10 Tallest Church Buildings In The World

I wrote on the most famous churches and most unique churches from around the world, and it’s time to list the tallest churches in history. Not surprising, the 10 tallest church buildings in the world are almost exclusively from Europe: 9 out of the 10 are European, and the other is from Africa. Another interesting fact is that out of the 10...

10 Most Beautiful Stone Bridges In The World

We already composed many lists dedicated to bridges: the tallest bridges (and highest), longest bridges, scariest, movable bridges or most famous bridges. It’s about time to dedicate a post solely to stone bridges. These bridges are all centuries old and stood the test of time. We chose the 10 we think are most beautiful and impressive, but...

10 Staircases Worth The Climb

The following is a list of staircases and stairways. Some contains hundreds of steps, even thousands. Some are built out in the wild, and some in cities. But all those stairways have one very noticeable in common – they are all most definitely worth the climb up! 1. The Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy – The Spanish steps are a set of 135...

10 Best Observatories In The World

1. Mauna Kea Observatory (MKO), Hawaii, United States – Located on Hawaii’s Big Island, on the summit of Mauna Kea mountain, the MKO is the world’s largest array of optical, infrared, and submillimeter astronomical equipment. The Mauna Kea Observatory houses more telescopes than any other single mountain peak observatory in the world...

10 Best Opera Houses In The World

1. La Scala, Milan, Italy – The most famous opera house in the world was built as early as 1778. It is known for its excellent acoustics and is one of the best attractions in Milan 2. Palais Garnier, Paris, France – Built in 1875, the Palais Garnier is home for the Paris Opéra but is also used for ballet shows. In 1962 new frescoes...

10 Coolest Water Towers

Most of the water towers aren’t exactly a treat for the eyes. They’re basically big clumsy tanks of water set up high above the ground, high enough to  pressurize a water supply. We gathered here a list of some cool water towers you might actually like. They either have a nice look, a cool location, or any other characteristic that...

10 Scariest Rope Bridges In The World

The following is a list of the 10 scariest rope bridges, or simple suspension bridges in the world. A rope bridge by itself is already a scary thing, but combined with an overwhelming height or length, or an obvious bad maintenance – the experience can become extremely frightening 1. Kotmale Footbridge, Sri Lanka – This very poor...

10 Most Famous Man-Made Arches

1. Arc de Triumph, Paris, France – One of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the  western end of the Champs-Élysées and honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. It was...

10 Most Famous Lighthouses In The World

1. Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, Argentina – Also known as the ‘the lighthouse at the end of the world’, this lighthouse is located on a small island 5 nmi (which are 9.3 km) east to the Argentinian city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. The lighthouse was built in 1920 and is now a popular tourists attraction and can...

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